If Shane Gamble’s new single “Beautiful Work,” hasn’t captivated you yet, there is a very good chance it will. A Maryland native, Gamble embodies what it means to be a working musician. Shane attacks his guitar with passion and sings jangly songs about the good times with a distinctly American feel. Close your eyes and imagine if Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen were to emerge now on Country radio, then added a modern twist… that’s Shane.
In 2013, Shane enjoyed the success of his debut album and the Top 10 single, “Turn My Way,” a pop/country tune that is equal parts punchy and poignant. Thanks, in part, to “The Highway,” the groundbreaking SiriusXM country music channel, Shane has been able to crash the party as an independent artist, garner new fans across the globe, and make a splash in the music industry crowd.
Shane is back with his much-anticipated sophomore effort, American Heart — 12 tracks that showcase his rare ability to seamlessly blend Country, Rock, Pop and Americana. Shane spent nearly two years perfecting the songs on American Heart, co-writing lyrics with heavy-hitting Nashville players like Derric Ruttan, Andrew Dorf and Zac Molloy. In studio, Gamble worked closely with Rick Beato, who not only produced “Turn My Way,” but also produced albums by NEEDTOBREATHE, Shinedown and Charlie Mars, as well as Parmalee’s number one hit, “Carolina.”
Shane has come a long way since his humble roots in rural Maryland, and shows no signs of slowing down. He remembers vividly when he slept in his car on lunch breaks while working as a substitute teacher. “I was playing shows at night, sometimes 300 to 400 miles away, somehow I’d pull it together to teach during the day. Now I can sing about those trying times.”
Take one look at Shane – tousled hair, a worn denim shirt, leather boots, and an acoustic guitar slung across his shoulders – and you know that he believes in what music can do for the mind and the spirit. Shane attacks his acoustic guitar with remarkable energy and sings from the depths of his soul with earnest conviction.
Many, many thanks; what a talent!
Great night, exceptional band
Once I have next year’s date I will email, I would like him back.
As always you never let me down.